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Valentine's Dav 
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Butler Community College's Magazine 

Table of 


Winter 2010 



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On the Cover 

6"7Feeling Confident? 

In this issue find confidence in yourself in ten easy steps! 

1(H3 Through the Lens 

The beautiful life in the Flint Hills 

In the Know 

1415 Learn a Foreign Language 

16T7 Got an Opinion on Health 

_ 24 _ 25 Random Acts of Kindness 

18-19 What We Don't 
Tell Out Parents | 

The uncensored truth by students, instructors 
and administration! 

2023 Valentine's Day 
Around the World 

Checkout these unusual traditions from cultures all 
over the world OR impress your Valentine with those 
three little words in another language. 

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45 The Ups and Downs of a New 
Year's Resolution 

89 Stop Stressing, Start Living 

32-33 Student Profiles 
34-35 Student Profiles 

Sports H 

28-29 Men's Basketball 
30"31 Women's Basketball 

On the cover - Butler students telling The 

Grizzly to keep their secrets hush, hush. 

Photos by Tiffany Ladson, Erin Carlson and 

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I went back inside and slep 

Day 2- After the agonizing 

mile run (BCC Cross Countr 

all you want), it's time to st 

weights. I started with my 

25 pound dumbbells to beg 

three times. Sometimes I v\ 

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I forgot my count. I went a 

nd passed out for a little 

bit. I woke up about 25 mir 

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id decided tomorrow would 

Day 4- Today was quite eventful! I ran two 
miles and continued the same weightlifting 
routine. Today really made me think about 
how easy it is to accomplish goals and that 
dreaded New Year's resolution. I am doinc 
better during the run too. I didn't puke 
did I feel sick. I felt good! 

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and chose a chicken salad. I finished the 
short run before 1 called it a niqht. 

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morning so that 1 could start off tl 
delicious and healthy breakfast. I had just 

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New Year's resolutions are different for everyone: Some 
want to help feed the pbor, volunteer to help the com- 
munity or maybe even start recycling. For us, it meant 
getting back in shape and eating healthier. Losing 
weight is one of the most common New Year's resolu- 
tions. Many people choose a new year as motivation to 
start over and begin a new chapter in their story. For 
us, it simply meant feeling better about ourselves and 
our quest to become "fit." 

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Day 4- This was one of my few mornings 
off so I spent it sleeping in. After I finally 
drug myself out of bed, I decideci to make 
breakfast and head to the Y for a nice wo 
out. After my workout, I was really cravin 
McDonald's but took the heathier route 
home and made a delicious chicken salad 

Day 5- Last day of my journal- 1 set my 

alarm extra early this morning because I 
knew I had a busy day ahead and it wou 
be tough to fit in a workout. So before 
making breakfast, I headed out for a nk 
run. The run definitely woke me up and I 
was ready for breakfast. I made a warm 
bowl of oatmeal and cut up some straw- 
ber r ies, which turned into a pretty gooc 
breakfast. Before leaving for work 1 pa< 
a few healthy snacks in my purse, hopin 
to keep me away from the not so healthy 
vending machine at work. Overall I'm real 
glad I've stuck with this New Year's resolutic 
and really hope I can keep myself motivate 
to stick with this healthier lifestyle for the re 


Kayla Banzet Megan Mahurin 

Staff Writer Staff Writer 


For some, this is a word that 
empowers them; others have 
a hard time getting an under- 
standing of it. 
If you have a good dose of 
confidence and soak it up too much, it 
can even sometimes give the feeling 
of self-importance. In other words, it 
can give you a big head sometimes, 
making you become cocky, or con- 

If you are one of those who 
sometimes need a nudge, you can 
sometimes feel defeated or tramped 
over. This can lead to depression and 
other unhealthy acts. 

Sometimes it's hard to find 
a "happy medium" or a middle point 
where you just feel plain good! It can 
sometimes feel extremely complicated 
to achieve this happiness, but it is 

When your confidence seems 
as if it is lower than low, take a second 
to relax and realize you're you and be 
happy with it! If you still feel unhappy, 
try to set an alarm in the mornings. 
I know it sounds like it doesn't make 
sense, but try to get up at the same 
time every morning. By setting this 
time, you will put your body in a rou- 
tine. This will help to get rid of those 
days when you feel as if you are just 

Look at yourself in the mirror 
and say, "You're you and I LOVE YOU." 
By giving yourself this compliment, 
you will be starting the day off with 
a pep in your step, and a little confi- 
dence boost. 

Before setting the clock, make 
sure it is early enough to have a good 
breakfast. A good healthy meal in 
the morning will not only boost your 
energy level, but also your metabolism 
which can help you burn those extra 

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Community Colleae 

If you feel as if you're 
starting to gain more and more 
energy, try going for a walk. You 
can even take a friend to talk 
about what's going on in your life; 
or just for some company. 

Be assertive in who you 
are, and what you believe in. If 
you don't want to skip class to go 
to the movies, then say "No"! By 
only doing what you want to do, 
you will give yourself the confi- 
dence to be yourself. 

When you feel you're be- 
ing a little over-confident, stressed 
and maybe even rude, try doing 
what others want to do. Try not 
to put yourself first. There are 
other people out there who love 
you too. 

So whether you are over- 
confident or shy and in the corner, 
a "happy medium" is possible for 


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Better Yei* 

Eat breakfast. Eating breakfast is a great way to start the day 
off. It doesn't really matter when you wake up, you should still 
make sure you start your day with a balanced, healthy meal. 

Walk to class. Walking across campus may seem like a chore 
but it is an easy way to excercise. Who knew you could burn 
calories on your way to an education? 

Bring a friend. Working out alone can sometimes be depress- 
ing and unmotivating. Bring a buddy along the next time you 
workout. It will make it more fun and enjoyable. 

Take a nap. After a very long day of school and work, some- 
times you just need a nap. Taking a nap can help out tons 
with your energy levels. Just make sure you don't nap too 
close to bedtime or you'll have trouble sleeping at night. 

Don't work in bed. Doing your homework in bed may be 
comfortable but it actually can mess with your sleep patterns. 
If you work in your bed you'll have trouble falling asleep be- 
cause you're body won't want to sleep at a work station. 

Avoid caffeine, eating and drinking right before bed. 

Hyping yourself up with sugary food and drinks may help study 
for that big exam but it will work against you when you want to 
sleep. Make sure to limit your caffeine and food intake before 

Drink lots of fluids. Flu season is among us and being de- 
hydrated doesn't help fight illiness. Help your body by drinking 
plenty of water or juice when you're feeling ill. 

Assert yourself. Don't let anyone make health or wellness 
decisions for you that you feel uncomfortable with. If you 
don't want to eat that donut or have a drink, then don't. 

Cut back if needed. Occasionally students overload them- 
selves with activities. If you're one of these people with too 
much on their plate, cut back work hours, drop a class or cut 
out some activities in your schedule so you won't stress. 

Drink moderately. While college students are known for their 
partying, students of age can still have a good time without con- 
suming all the calories that come along with binge drinking, plus 
you'll avoid the hangovers and other negative effects. 

for joy! 
Kelly Hol- 
ton had a 
full night's 
sleep and 
is full of 

Horsepower! Ian Ross keeps hydrated so 
he can do what he loves to do. 

All photos by Megan Mahurin/cTr/zz/y 

Tips courtesy of 

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Stop 6tm$ina, Start Living 

How lo Deal With Second feme/ter lire// 

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Kayla Banzet 

Staff Writer 

Beep! Beep! Beep! 
Beep! Every morn- 
ing your alarm 
goes off to wake 
you up for an- 
other jam-packed, no time 
to breath, chaotic day of 
college. Acquiring a college 
education can become very 
stressful at times. 

It is in fact a dif- 
ficult task, and for some 
reason, it tends to become 
more grueling and challeng- 
ing in the second semester. 
It becomes so stressful at 
times that you almost think 
dropping out seems like a 
logical solution. But there 
is no need to sweat over 
school because there are 
simple solutions to make it 
through the semester. 

©~ Butler 
Community College 

Taking on extra 
credit hours for whatever 
reason is a major prob- 
lem for a lot of students. 
Typically, adding on an extra 
credit hour is meant to help 
you graduate or transfer to 
a university in a more timely 
manner. A packed schedule 
may have seemed like an 
awesome idea in the fall 
when you enrolled, but now 
that idea doesn't feel so 

Just thinking about 
running from one classroom 
to another with just small 
intervals of time can be- 
come tiring. A solution to 
make this task a lot easier is 
to simply create a chart to 
organize your time. Making 
a chart of how your week 
will look lets you know if 
things will be hectic. If it 
seems to be jam-packed, 
it can help you work ahead 
and save you future stress. 

If your schedule 
is still stressing you out to 
the point that you think you 
might explode, you should 
try talking to a counselor 
about a change in your 

class schedule. Withdraw- 
ing from a class may seem 
like the easy way out but it's 
better than making yourself 
sick over a class. 

While being studi- 
ous in college is the key to 
earning your degree, study- 
ing 24/7 can lead to anxiety, 
headaches and exhaustion. 
Take a break every now 
and then. Procrastination 
is a student's worst enemy, 
but studying until you drive 
yourself insane will not help 
your case either. 

Try scheduling a 
10-45 minute break from 
studying and do anything 
that relieves stress, such as 
having a snack, watching a 
little TV or surfing the web. 
After taking a break you'll 
feel less stressed and more 
focused on homework. 

Not only will taking 
breaks help you out with 
the stress of school but so 
will catching a few Zs. Ob- 
taining a good night's sleep 
will make you less grumpy 
during the day and the little 
things that usually send you 
into mega stress mode will 

just fly by. It will also keep 
you from falling asleep in 
those classes that bore you 
to death. 

For sophomores, 
this second semester is 
their last here at Butler and 
they have a lot on their 
plate. The big stress factor 
for sophomores is gradua- 
tion. Not to mention, some 
students are applying for 
four year schools in hopes 
of furthering their educa- 
tion. Other students are 
hoping to gain success at 
their jobs. Their future is 
constantly on their minds. 
Just remember to 
breathe, sophomores. If you 
haven't already, start look- 
ing at new colleges and jobs 
now. That way, by the time 
May rolls around, you won't 
be in a panic to figure out 
what you're going to do. 

College is supposed 
to challenge you, but don't 
let the challenge defeat you. 
Try to balance your social 
life and work life so that the 
stress of school won't even 
bother you. 


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Reviewing notes, Izaiah 
Jennings, Augusta sopho- 
more, (left) studies for his 
class. Panicking, Rici Swartz, 
Tyron freshman, (below) 
stresses over a test. 

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J.C. Boyce 
Copy Editor 

ost folks with their 
eyes open know 
that Kansas's prai- 
rie landscape is far 
from boring. One 
of Kansas's most famous and be- 
loved landscapes, the Flint Hills, 
is found stretched across eastern 
Kansas from northern Oklahoma 
all the way north to within 50 
miles of Nebraska. Many Butler 
students have experienced the 
Flint Hills, whether it be grow- 
ing up there on a farm or ranch, 
or simply driving through them 
on a regular basis. Regardless of 
the encounter, these ancient hills 
can in no way be lumped into the 
"boring" category, and in fact, are 
generally loved and remembered 
by all who have spent any time 
there. Rich in history and breath- 

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taking scenery, the Flint Hills are 
also home to the continent's largest 
remaining tract of tallgrass prairie 
and some of the world's finest graz- 
ing land. 

The Flint Hills' lush grass once 
filled the bellies of massive buffalo 
herds, which in turn fed and clothed 
such Plains Indian tribes as the Kan- 
sa, Osage, Wichita and others. When 
settlers came from the East with the 
intent to farm and settle in the Flint 
Hills, many found it to be too rocky 
to farm, and decided to move on. A 
few faithful settlers discovered the 
rich, less-rugged soil in the creek 
and river bottoms where they suc- 
cessfully farmed. For the most part 
though, the rough terrain, filled with 
limestone crags and rugged slopes, 
protects itself from the plow, mak- 
ing it perfect grazing land. Today, 
cowboys and cattle roam the land in 
place of Indians and buffalo. Every 
year, Flint Hills ranchers fatten thou- 
sands of cattle on acres of nutritious 
tallgrass prairie before shipping them 
to be sold for beef. A good portion of 
the best beef served across America 
and throughout the world is likely to 
have come from the rich pastures of 

the Flint Hills. 

While the beef industry is a 
very important aspect of this sacred 
land, the Flint Hills deserve a much 
closer look. The hillsides' cold, clear 
springs gush life into lush plant spe- 
cies that not only fatten the cattle, but 
the native inhabitants also. Herds 
of whitetail deer graze among the 
evening's shadows as prairie chicken, 
turkey and hawks make the last flight 
before roosting for the night. Jackrab- 
bits and badgers venture out onto the 
prairie, as raccoons prowl around the 
wooded creek bottoms. By night, a 
starry blanket glitters above in an end- 
less sky as packs of coyotes howl to 
the moon that is inching away from 
the eastern horizon. You get the idea. 
The Flint Hills are full of life, and 
full of detail, yet at the same time, 
so simple. Each season brings new 
shades, new sounds and new smells 
to behold. When one takes the time to 
get lost in the beauty and awe of the 
Flint Hills, it is truly humbling. Per- 
haps that's how the Kansas Flint Hills 
are able to whisper to us so intimately, 
if we'll let them. They speak to us of 
something, or Someone, so much big- 
ger than ourselves. 

Spring: The Flint Hills" Glory Days 

Springtime in the Flint Hills gives 
literal meaning to the phrase 'out with the 
old and in with the new/ Just as the Native 
Americans did a couple of centuries ago for 
buffalo and other game, many ranchers set 
fire to the hills every spring to rid last year's 
dead grass and make room for newer, fresher 
and more nutritious grass for their cattle. Fire 
and grazing are key to the prairie's survival. 
Lines of fire extend for miles, burning off the 
old grass and heating up the soil in the pro- 
cess. The soil will hold the heat from the fire 
and the black ash will also attract warmth 
from the sun. Combine that with some good 
spring rains and in a couple of weeks you'll 
see endless pastures greener than Ireland. 
Gorgeous arrays of white, purple and yellow 
wildflowers will splash the hills like magic. 
This is about the time many ranchers will 
ship summer steers to the Flint Hills for graz- 
ing. Wildlife also thrives, as many migratory 
birds fly back from the south, nest and lay 
eggs. Snakes feel the warmth and come out 
from hibernation. When whitetail does begin 
to give birth to fawns, early summer is pretty 
much here. Spring is truly an exciting time in 
the Flint Hills. 

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Summer: Long. Hot Days 

The Flint Hills' summer generally starts out with 
intense thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, but by the end 
of the summer, the sun hangs high in the sky and the 
temperatures soar. Warm season grasses are shooting 
up in height, and providing great amounts of nutrition 
for grazing animals. Ponds and creeks are popular critter 
hangouts during the summer months as a drink of cool 
water and a lazy day in the shade couldn't sound better 
to them. On balmy summer evenings, locusts sing from 
the cool hollows as nighthawks and barn swallows swoop 
overhead while feasting on mosquitos and other insects. 


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Fall: Winds of Change 

As summer fades into autumn, warm season 
grasses that are best for grazing stop growing and 
ranchers begin to round up their cattle to ship 
away to stockyards. The four warm season grass- 
es most desired by Flint Hills ranchers for high 
nutrition are Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indian 
Grass and Switch Grass. In years with high pre- 
cipitation, Big Bluestem Grass can reach a height 
of eight feet tall! These warm season grasses 
soon go to seed, completing their yearly mis- 
sion. Soon after, the north winds begin to howl, 
bringing chilly temperatures to the Flint Hills and sending flocks of honking geese 
and other birds on their flight southward. Frosty mornings turn the woods along 
streams into yellows and oranges and turn the prairie grasses into reds, golds and 
tans. Meanwhile, mysterious whitetail bucks, with large antlers and swollen necks, 
wander the hills in search of does to pursue as the rutting season is in full swing. 
Squirrels scurry about, gathering acorns in preparation for winter. Before long, the 
season's first snowflakes begin to fly. Winter is here. 


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Winter: A Time for Rest 

Winter often brings ice storms and blizzards to the 
Flint Hills. Some winters, on the other hand, are mild 
with above average temps. Other times, a nice, gentle 
snow falls, blanketing the hills with a white, fluffy winter 
wonderland. Regardless the weather, it's pretty quiet in 
those hills, except for an occasional cry of a distant coy- 
ote. Most birds have flown south, insects have migrated 
or died off, rodents and reptiles are hibernated. Plants 
and trees are dormant. The Flint Hills and their inhabit- 
ants are using this phase of the year for a nice long 
nap. The days get longer as this restful season winds 
down and inches back toward spring. Soon the yearly 
cycle will start all over again. Strings of fire will put the 
hills up in smoke, and not long after, cattle, birds, and 
other Flint Hills creatures will once again speckle the 
lush, green hills. The wonders of the Flint Hills just can't 
be put into words sometimes. So on a free afternoon 
after class, drive out there, get out of your car and 

experience them for yourself. 




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Erin Carlson 

Thao Pham 
Staff Writer 

Hola! Konichiwa! 

Bonjour! These are 
just a few phrases 
students can learn 
from the Butler 
Foreign Language Department. 
Other than Spanish and French, 
more foreign languages offered at 
Butler are Japanese and German. 

"I think taking a foreign 
language improves their cultural 
awareness," says Marsha Mawhirter, 
Spanish Instructor at Butler of El 
Dorado. Mawhirter encourages 
every student to consider taking 
a foreign language course and 
recommended taking basic Spanish 
to increase employability and it also 
looks good to add on a resume which 
increases chances of a better job. She 
also says that the first week of class 
students can feel overwhelmed with 

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-the different levels being taught 
but with the desire of success 
students will be fine. 

Catherine Walker, 

Wichita freshman, spent 10 
years of her life in Japan. She 
says that it's good to be able to 
communicate and understand 
how foreign language works 
since there are so many people 
from different countries in America 
and that English is not the only big 
language in the world either so it 
will open more doors in the future. 

Students enhance their 
chances of employment for any 
international work and also much 
domestic work if they speak another 
language well. 

Many students who have 
taken foreign language classes say 
they really enjoyed the structure, 
environment, learning and ability 

to understand different cultures in a 
greater depth. 

With Butler the class is much 
smaller so the relationship is easier 
to build between a student and their 
foreign language instructor. 

"Don't be afraid of 
making mistakes when speaking 
the foreign language. Hearing 
yourself speaking, reading aloud 
is a great tool for memorizing 
and pronunciation," says Liana 
Wagle, Butler of Andover German 
Instructor. Wagle says anybody at 
any age has the capability to pick 
up a new language but it depends on 
one's motivation, dedication and, 
not least, the innate receptiveness 
for language learning. 







IGet a job! With the job market as scary 
as it is, learning another language and 
becoming fluent can potentially open up 
doors for you professionally. Now the 
world is your office. 

O It helps improve your native language. 
Seriously, by learning another language 
it helps enhance your knowledge of 
grammar and different ways to express 


A Get the REAL experience when 
traveling! When traveling abroad 
try to veer off the beaten path and 
immerse yourself into the culture. 
Knowing another language will 
help you do this. Now youll be 
hanging out with the locals instead 
of following the other tourist. 

O Immerse yourself into foreign arts and culture. 

^Over the year many pieces of artwork (novels, 
paintings, plays, music) have been translated 
for us. By learning another language you can 
fully understand and bring back the actual 
meaning of the piece. Arts are no longer lost 

in translation! 

C Improve yourself and your 
*" knowledge for a lifetime. 
Learning another language is 
an investment that can last 






"At first I took German 

and Spanish classes for 

job opportunities, then 

after taking the classes 

for awhile I realized, 

x Wow! This is fun!' It's 

really interesting to see 

another culture in a dif- 

=\ ferent perspective." 




Randy Bramwell 
El Dorado, Sophomore 



" I take Spanish classes 

because next year I'm 

transferring to WSU and 

business majors are 

required to have foreign 

language credits for the 

Bachelor's degree." 


Brenda Paniagua 
Hugoton, Sophomore 

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. ident Franklin 
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and The 


paign for healthcarej-eform, won 365 a public option. 

electoral votes; far surpassing the 270 The public option was not 

votes needed to win the presidency, ^the only majorly controversial part 

nesses that do not insure their-vwork^ 
ers and what I see as a brilliant idea; 

Daric McCoy 
Staff Writer 

been debated 
about on 
r and off throughout the years. Presi- 
ent Roosevelt wanted there to be 
national health insurance program 
included with Social Security. Since 
then, it seems that there has been a 
[lot of talk by presidents and members 
[of Congress for reform, but any ac- 
tion towards reform has always been 
down quickly by large insurance 
[companies and other interest groups. 
Tt wasn't until late in 2008 and early 
>2009 that healthcare reform seemed 

become the forefront of lawmakers' 

American citizens made their 
voices heard when they went to vote 
[for the next president of the United 
States in November 2008. Barack 
Obama, who had smartly focused a lot 
of time and energy during his cam- 

In June 2009, Democratic 
leaders in the House introduced their 
proposal for, healthcare reform. In- 
cluded was a plan to slow the'spend-^ 
ing of Medicare, a tax on high-income 

Social Security citizens, penalties imposed on busi- 

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reform has the public healthcare option. 

The public option was to be a 
government-run alternative to private 
insurance. A big complaint about the 
public option was that the private 
insurance companies would not be 
able to compete with the more afford- 
able public option. However, there are 
measures in the bill that would help 
bring the costs of private insurance 
down anyway. The public option would 
just be another way to help make sure 
that would happen. Isn't bringing the 
cost of healthcare down one of the 
biggest reasons we are working on 
reform anyway? Also, legislators want 
all Americans to have some sort of 
healthcare. For those who don't have 

of the bill, as abortion was another 
problematic area for lawmakers. The 
bill passed by the House included 
plans that would insure that no federal 
money was to be used for abortions. 
Tfte«bill tBatwas introduced to the 
Senate, by Senator Harry Reid of 
Nevada, did not go quite as far on lim- 
iting access to abortions. Abortion is a 
very difficult issue to talk about, but it 
is something that should always be an 
option; preferably the very last option, 
but something that needs to be there 
in the event of rape or incest. 

The public option and what 
to do about abortions were just two 
smaller parts of the overall picture of 
healthcare reform. The public option 
seemed to be a much bigger aspect to 
liberal Democrats than to conservative 
Republicans. Even though there are 
some things that have been cut from 
the bill that I would like to see still in 
there, namely the public option, I am 
glad reform is still moving forward. 
Even though it has taken nearly 75 

any now because they can't afford it, a years for this to happen, we should be 

public option would be something that 
would come closer to being affordable. 
Sadly, as it stands^ the bill that was 
passed by the Senate does not include 

happy that our government has finally 
taken the initiative to make this long- 
needed change occur. 

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other pers^iA, or sov^e other time. W6 are the> we've 
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"Healthcare is a 
good thing. There 
should be a health 
care program for 
college students.' 

"I'm against it. If 
everyone has it 
they won't get the 
Dest doctors. They'll 
nave trouble qoing 
to specialists." 

-Heather Ashbrook 
Wichita, KSW/MT^ 

Gallup Poll 

No Opinion 

Butler Poll 

Gallup conducted this poll January 8-10, 
2010 by telephone interviews. 1,023 national 
adults were interviewed. 

No Opinion 

Grizzly Staff members, Logan Jones and 
Daric McCoy, conducted this poll on February 
1, 2010. 50 Butler students and staff 
members were interviewed. 

Winter 2010 


What you 

never told your 



We all have done something we regret. 
Something we shouldn't have done. That secret 
we kept when we were younger might always be 
kept a secret; or it might be told here. 


mCJ to our parents to go somewhere 
else, smuggling animals in the back seat of the car 
or damaging your parents' cars are all examples 
of secrets we kept from our parents. This article is 
an outlet for those secrets. Where you can release 
your ideas and know that your identity is being 

Ever seen the music video "Dirty 

Little Secret," by The Ail-American Re- 
jects? That's where we got the inspiration to ask 
Butler students secrets they keep and why they 
keep them inside. We handed out note cards to 
students and teachers around campus and many 
declined, saying "the secret must stay a secret," or 
"no I don't have anything to admit." 

Another inspiration we used was POSt 

Secret- It's a book where people all across 
the world can submit their secrets, along with a 
drawing. Some secrets are daring, some are weird 
and some are emotional. 

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Gordon Cave 
Staff Writer 

Tiffany Ladson 
Managing Edil 

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"When I was in high school I told my dad I was going to 
school that day but instead went to my boyfriend's and 
when we were driving around we pulled up right by my dad. 
I jumped in the back seat and hid. He never even saw me." 

"I drove over a dead skunk in my mom's car 
and the smelly sack popped. I blamed it on 
my brother and my parents still think it was 
him today." -Alexa* 

"Getting home with a minute to spare before curfew. I got 
home in around 3 1/2 minutes. I lived five miles in the coun- 
try. And that includes one corner turn." -Robert 

" In 1998 I stole the nose off of Rudolph the red 
nosed reindeer at the Ignite Augusta Celebration. 
-Jane Doe* 

P.S. He hasn't had a nose since! 

"When I drove into the light pole in the 
parking lot in the high school it wasn't 
because of ice." -Alex* 

" I lied to my parents about where I was going 
and went to Kansas City." - Derek* 

"Getting pulled over by police for trans- 
porting a sheep in the back seat of a car. 

Ticketed because the sheep wasn't wearing 
a seat belt." -Keith 

"They didn't know I briefly lived with my hus- 
band before we got married." -Haley* 

" I stole $10 from my mom when I was in 4th 
grade and she still doesn't know." - Linda 

" Told my parents I was going to one of my 
friend's parties and instead went to another par- 
ty. And then had a few friends come home with 
me and we partied in the basement." - Darius 

"My brother and I almost burnt the house down by putting 
a napkin over a candle." -Emilio* 

* names requested to stay anonymous 

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Megan Mahurin 
Staff Writer 

Erin Carlson 


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Also scrumptious recipes, and 
gift ideas for your loved ones! 

Traditions from France: 

In France there previously was a very popular custom 
called "drawing for." On Valentine's Day, people who 
were unmarried would go into houses facing each 
other and begin calling out a window to one another, 
pairing-off with the chosen partner. If a man wasn't 
too pleased with his partner he would abandon the 
lady. Later on, a bonfire would occur for the ladies 
who had been left behind. This bonfire was used to 
burn the images of their ungrateful partner. Some- 
times they would even verbally abuse him while the 
image burned. Eventually this custom was outlawed 

I by the French govern- 
ment due to its negative 
effect on the public. 

Traditions from Britain: 

Different regions of 
Britain take part in vari- 
ous customs to celebrate 
Valentine's Day. One 
custom, which is similar 
to one used in the United 
States, is the sending of 
cards, gifts of chocolate 
and flowers to their loved 
ones. However, chocolate 
isn't the only gift one 
might receive; the giving 
of Valentine Buns is also 
fairly popular. These buns 
are baked with caraway 
seeds, plums and raisins. 

Traditions from Denmark: 

In Denmark they celebrate the day of love by sending 
pressed white flowers called snowdrops to their close 
friends. As a joke, Danish men will send a form of Valentine 
called gaekkebrev. In the gaekkebrev the man will write 
a rhyme and at the end, instead of signing his name, he 
leaves a dot for every letter in 
his first and last name. If the 
receiver of the card guesses 
the name of the sender, she will 
receive an Easter Egg later on in 
the spring. 

Traditions from Japan: 

In Japan one day isn't 
enough to spread the 
love around. In this 
country there are two 
dates for Valentine's 
Day(s). The first is Feb. 
14 and the second is 
March 14. On the first 
day the female gives the 
gift to her beloved mate 
and on the second day, 
also known as white 
day, the person who 
received the initial gift 
must return it. Therefore 
these Japanese females 
have the advantage of 
essentially choosing 
their own gift! 

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in another 

Do you need to spice things up in your relationship? Or maybe you have 

just fallen in love with someone from another country? Either way, saying 

those three meaningful words can be tricky. Take a deep breath, memorize a 

phrase, and let your loved one fall head over heels for you! 

1 . 5l (Ztna- Italian 
2 • C l^U OOA tUMUl- Russian 

3 • Jiittti a at tftitew,- Japanese 

4f • 5c Ofltd- Spanish 
5 • faty a"l&k(VL dify~ Swedish 

6 • &tt yell em- Vietnamese 

7 • Sfa'teme- Canadian French 

8 •fe'toime- French 

9 • Jch Ciefte died- German 
10. d'ayapa- Greek 

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X • Wallet. Men love leather, so why 
not pick out a special wallet for him? This 
will keep his credit cards and money in or- 
der. You can also put a photo of you in the 
wallet to make it more meaningful! 


• Buzz! If your man loves to be 
brave (or at least pretends to be), an 
electric shock game would be the gift for 
your fearless tough guy. These games are 
great for a laugh or for when he is with his 

Q) • Toys! Ideal for any man as none 
of them are really mature! One of the best 
toys out are micro RC helicopters. These 
little toys can be flown indoors, and are so 


Chocolate! Men love chocolate 
too! Don't be scared to buy a box. 

c^o Gift Card! Get your man a gift 
card to a guys-kind-of restaurant! His stom- 
ach will appreciate a meat and potato only 












ii Diamonds! They may be a girl's best 
friend, but for the money-conscious man ANY 
piece of jewelry would do. 

t*=jo Date night. Take her on a special 
date; one that she didn't plan. Or better yet, 
if you really want to sweep her off her feet, 
re-create your first date. She'll be more than 

c5o Be Classy! Order a bouquet of red 
roses to be delivered to her at work, or to her 
house. It might not be the most creative gift, 
but one she'll appreciate nonetheless. 

Sfo Ch-Ch-Chocolate. Give her the gift 
that will rock her taste buds! 

3) o Remember when... is your girl 
a photo-fanatic? Then a simple frame with a 
favorite picture of the two of you would be the 
perfect gift! 

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the perfect way to discretely 

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Love Vouchers 

Make a small book of coupons 

that your loved one can re- 
deem at any time. List things 
like a free massage, a kiss or 
even a night on the town! 

Memory Book 

Purchase a small photo album 

and create a book of memories 

that you and your significant 

other have shared. All it takes is 

some photos, note cards and a 

little time! 



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wish to make into cubes, and freeze them. 

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1/2 cup of tomato sauce 

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ives, Onions, Anchovies (All Optional 

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cut a heart shape. With the excess dough create a rim 
around the edge of the heart-shaped dough. 

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sprinkle with cheese. 

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package. Cook for 20-25 minutes. 

Winter 2010 

People have been 
to keep up with 
prices. In 2009 a 
bought gas for 80 

finding it difficult 
the jumping gas 
Tennessee man 

Butler has set up boxes in the snack 
bar (1000 building) and at Educare 
Center for anyone who would like 
to donate food for Haiti. "Everyone 
should donate at least a can no 
matter how poor you are," says 
Shelley Culver, El Dorado snack bar 





In 2008 there was an epidemic of 
people buying coffee for the person 
behind them out of kindness, 
hoping to start a chain reaction. 
"It'd be really neat if someone did 
that here," says Kaylee Jenkins, 
Douglass sophomore. 
Photos by Thao Pham 

Most students find themselves 
rushing to class, which means 
forgetting to turn off their 
headlights. Reporting their license 
plate will make it easier for faculty 
to get a hold of the owner. 

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"As people from different 
cultures and from all walks 
of life are joining to spread 
kindness, they are creating a 
powerful, synergistic action 
throughout the world." 

Students at Kansas State Manhattan participate in a lunch during a meet- 
and-greet for International Student Association. 

Photo courtesy Chelsy Leuth, Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State 
Collegian staff member. 

Two students volunteer to rake the leaves at Kansas State Manhattan's 
campus grounds. 

Photo courtesy Chelsy Leuth, Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State 
Collegian staff member. 

of Kindness 

Photos courtesy Chelsy Leuth, Manhattan, 
Kan. Kansas State Collegian staff member. 

Thao Pham 

Staff Writer 

Random Acts of Kindness Week 
is scheduled for Butler on 
Feb. 15 and will be celebrated 
until Feb. 18. This week long 
celebration boosts everyone 
to do something kind for the planet, 
animals and each other. 

The foundation's mission is to 
inspire people to practice kindness and 
to "pass it on" to others. 

Established in 1995 as a non- 
profit organization, it is a resource 
for people committed to spreading 
kindness. They provide a wide 
variety of materials on their web site,, including activity 
ideas, project plans, publicity guides, 
workplace resources and much more. 
There is no limit to the ideas that the 
foundation has to offer people. 

The organization is the United and she has volunteered for several 

States representative to the World other projects as well. Her most recent 

Kindness Movement, an organization one was for Numana, an international 

that includes several nations. People relief hunger organization based in 

in these countries promote kindness Wichita. She encourages everyone to 

within their country's borders and are volunteer. You don't have to sign up 

creating a global network of kindness or do paperwork, just show up and 

and compassion. volunteer. 

Butler Community College "My most memorable volunteer 

always has fliers up around campus to experience was at the women's shelter, 

advertise to any students who would A woman was so badly shaken up that 

like to volunteer she did not want 

and help out in "Volunteering makes me t0 9° u P stairs and 

the community. 

sleep so she stayed 

a reason. It's always a 

learning experience." 

Sonja Milbourn, 

Achievement Instructor. 

feel like I'm doing my downstairs with us 
part. Like I am here for {£*-*. £ 

to her. " 

there are numerous 
scientific studies 

El Dorado Academic showing that acts 

of kindness result 
in significant health 
benefits varying both 
a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, BCC has physical and mental. The key points 
been sending out e-mails to anyone who are that helping contributes to the 
has spare time to volunteer to package maintenance of good health and that 
food to send out to the country. it can diminish the effect of disease 

Sonja Milbourn, El Dorado and disorders, serious and minor, 
Academic Achievement Instructor, psychological and physical, 
devotes her time twice a month for a Participating in this celebration 

four hour shift at a women's shelter, will leave society feeling a bit better. 

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Even through 
Pipeline, BCC 
updates their 
and campus 
daily with 

activities. With 
the recent 

devastation that 
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has become increasingly 
easier with, what seems 
like, each new day. Doz- 
ens of social networking sites have 
been created to connect friends, 
associates, colleagues and class- 
mates with one another. 

These sites have changed 
many aspects of our daily life. 
Many businesses, musicians, celeb- 
rities and schools are creating web 
pages on these sites to reach a 
much broader population, typically 
for a fraction of the cost it would 
be to put a commercial on televi- 


While there are many sites to choose from, four 
have risen to the top. The four most popular social net- 
working sites are Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Linkedln. 
Facebook has the stranglehold on this market for now with 
more than 350 million users, but the baby of the group, 
Twitter, is quickly rising. 

The founders of the most used sites are not only 
seeing their popularity rise, but their wallets as well. 
Facebook founder and CEO, 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, 
started the site from his dorm room at Harvard University 
in early February, 2004. Facebook immediately took off and 
in a just a few years Zuckerberg's wealth was outrageous. 
He turned down a $1 billion offer from Yahoo!, gaining 
much notoriety. The Harvard dropout is worth $2 billion 

All together, reports from show 
Facebook is worth $10 billion, Linkedln, $1.5 billion, MyS- 
pace, $1 billion, and Twitter, around $1 billion. 


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Kent Meireis, , 

wedding photographer - "Social 

networking is huge. You can reach lots 

Iiople so guickly. My Linkedln and 
book networks keep me in touch 
folks all over the planet. There is 
nous saying that your network is 
net worth. It's never been more 
I get a lot of referral via other 
lotographers who are friends on 

Jonathan Kealing, Online edi- 
tor for the Lawrence Journal- 
World - "Social networking sites 
are important to us as journalists 
because they're part of the glue that 
makes interactive journalism work. 
Through social networks, the readers 
become the reporters, the deadlines 
are changed entirely; we're forced to 
better understand our audience and 
the new interactive environment we 

ocial networking sites such as 
/[ySpace, Facebook, Twitter a 

Gregg Foss, Vice Preside 
The Specialists Group, LLC 
San Francisco, Calif. - "in 

the world of human resources the 
prevalence is to recruit through the 
much-hyped social networking sites, 
although I have found that some 
produce little more than a barrage of 
unprofessional resumes. Relationship 
building cannot be done exclusively 
through advanced technology." 

ntz, Executive Director 
vi marketing Communications, 
Butler Community College - 

"We really like social media for the 
simple fact that it's.. .well, social. It's a 
super way for us to start a conversa- 
tion... with our students and our com- 
munities. Social-networking sites like 
Facebook and Twitter help us connect 
to individuals in a more personal way. 
It gives us an opportunity to truly build 
a dialogue." 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Bryant Brunner 

Student Sports 

The Butler Grizzlies men's bas- 
ketball team started the 2009-10 season 
off hot. They started with a huge 60 
point win against Friends University JV. 
Caleb Walker, Hutchinson sophomore, 
has been the key part of the Grizzlies 
success this season, averaging almost 17 
points and seven rebounds. 

The Grizzlies didn't have a tough 
test in their first four games. After they 
defeated Friends, they played Indepen- 
dence, Labette and Neosho. They won all 
these games by double-digits. The team 
then had to travel to Iowa to play the #2 

team in the nation, Iowa Western. Butler 
defeated them by four in overtime, 87- 

Coach Mike Bargen was extreme- 
ly pleased with play of his team, but the 
next day was one of those hangover 
games for the squad. They played Des 
Moines Area Community College and did 
not show up to play at all, losing 78-59. 
Caleb Walker and Josh Gibbs, Raytown 
freshman, seemed like the only two play 
ers that were mentally into the game, 
having 31 points combined. 

Two straight blowout wins fol- 



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lowing the loss seemed to get the Grizzlies back 
on track, but they had trouble with Neosho this 
time around. They lost by six, 85-79. Troy Pierce, 
Emporia sophomore, led the Grizzlies in scoring 
in this game with 20 points. The team then won 
two games in a row again, only to lose the next at 
Dodge City 70-64. 

Butler then showed that they can win the 
close games as they won four in a row that were 
decided by seven points or less. The four teams 
they beat were Garden City, Northern Oklahoma- 
Tonkawa, Coffeyville and Johnson County. 

The next game following the four straight 
close wins was against conference rival Hutchinson. 
The Grizzlies couldn't find a way to pull the win out, 
but they did show that they are the second best in 
the West Division of the Jayhawk Conference. 

The team has been on a roll ever since 
that loss to Hutch. They have absolutely dominated 
every team they have played. They have won six 
in a row and won five of those six by double-digits. 
They played Barton County first after the loss and 
won by 20 with Walker having an incredible 16 
point, 15 rebound night. 

Then they played Colby and they put it 
to them, winning by 20 with the help of Dushawn 
Brooks, Chicago sophomore, putting in 21 points. 
Pratt then came into the "Power Plant" with the 
same record as the Grizzlies and it looked like it 
was going to be a close, grind it out, type of game. 
Butler showed they were the definite better team, 
winning by 25 points, 89-64. 

The team was led by Walker again who had 
20 points, going 12 for 12 from the free throw line. 
Now the Grizzlies would play Cloud County followed 
by the #22 team in the country, Seward County. It 
didn't matter for the team as they won both rather 
easily, beating Cloud 84-73 and Seward went down 
by 10, 84-74. 

Coach Bargen says the Grizzlies have 
played well. "We have to be a team that can be 11 
or 12 deep every game, and we have to be bet- 
ter at getting after loose balls," he said after a win 
against Northern Oklahoma-Ton kawa. 

The Grizzlies stand at 19-4 overall and 7-2 
in conference play. They will have to keep their 
defense strong and their team will have to become 
more of an attacking squad if they want to stay in 
the hunt for the Jayhawk Conference championship. 

As of 1-28-10 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Finishing a Grizzly fast break, Caleb Walker, 
Hutchinson sophomore, throws down an em- 
phatic one-handed alley-oop against Seward. 
Walker finished with a season-high 25 points, 
which led to an 84-74 Butler victory. 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Butler's starting point guard, Anthony Cous- 
in, Anchorage, Alaska freshman, has been 
an integral part of the Grizzlies' success this 
season. As of Feb. 2, Butler is in sole pos- 
session of second place in the Jayhawk West 
Conference. 1^*. 

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Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Greg Abel 

Student Sports 

The women's basketball team 
has had its ups and its downs. At times 
they look like they can compete with the 
top teams in the Jayhawk Conference 
and other times they look like bottom 
feeders of it. 

They started off the season with 
a non-conference victory at home against 
Kansas Wesleyan's JV squad with the 
final score of 95-64. Alysia Hart led the 
team with 18 points. 

They then played Independence 
and SW Tennessee where they lost both 
times with a total point margin of nine 
points. Against Independence, Alysia 
Hart once again led in points with 23. 

They would go on to win two 
straight against LSU-Eunice and Neosho 
County. The LSU-Eunice game was a 
thriller with a two point win and the lead- 

ing scorers were Abby Fawcett and Alysia 
Hart, each with 29. The Neosho game 
wasn't as close, 101-89. That would be a 
break out game for Abby Fawcett with 37 
points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. 

This women's team would now 
begin to start the roller coaster, losing 
four of their next five games. They would 
lose them by a total of 43 points. They 
would show optimism by winning three 
straight against Brown-Mackie, Allen 
County and Dodge City. Through these 
three games Alysia Hart would have 64 
total points to lead the team. 

The next few games would be 
a struggle for this heart attack team, 
losing five straight. They would lose by 
a total of 85 points in these games but 
they played some very good teams in 
Coffeyville, Garden City, Johnson County, 

Hutchinson and Barton County. 

When school started back up it 
seemed to put some new life into these 
roller coaster Grizzlies. They would go on to 
win two more. They mauled the Colby Lady 
Trojans by a whopping 45 points. Alysia 
Hart led the team once again with 13 points 
while Abby Henning and Abby Fawcett fol- 
lowed up with 12. They would win another 
thriller at home against Pratt, 79-76. Abby 
Fawcett had 27, while Paige Franklin had 
her break out game with 19 points. 

The team is currently 9-12 overall 
and 3-4 in the Jayhawk Conference with 
a chance to still stir the conference up 
depending on which team shows up. They 
are sixth in the Western Conference and 
five games behind Seward County, who is 
currently in first place with a 7-0 conference 

Alysia Hart and Abby Fawcett are the 
high scorers, averaging just over 15 points a 
game and Fawcett also leads in steals with 

I blocker, 

55. Abby Henning is your leading 
averaging three blocks a game and assists 
are led by Jaqcue Dean with 42. Jessica 
Egwuagu brings down all the boards and 
leads the team with a total of 84. A notable 
statistic about this Grizzly team is they out 
steal their opponents by 50 steals which 
shows their aggressiveness on defense. 
The Grizzlies have 10 games left 
in their season and with a tough stretch 
of teams coming up including Seward who 
they play twice and who leads their confer- 
ence. This will show what this roller coaster 
team really has in them. Coach Mike Helmer 
commented that he is excited when this 
team decided to play together and when 
they do that they are a special group of 

As of 1-28-10 

g Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

During a game against Seward at the Power Plant, Grizzly head coach, 
Mike Helmer, talks with his team during a time-out. This season has 
been filled with ups and downs thus far, but the team always seems to 
battle and play hard. 


Winter 2010 



What movie describes your life best? 

The Blind Side 

Miami, FLA, 



What would your dreom job be 
i and why? 

NFL athlete because it's 
something that I've been 
wanting to do ever since 
was a kid. 

If you could pick the president, who 
would you choose and why? 

Jeff Tymony, because his 
view towards the world is the 
way it should be looked at. 



Who has been the most influential 
person in your life and why? 

My coach because of his 
effort and constant stress 
on me to drive towards 

What is something that you think-is 
interesting about yourself? 

'm the only child. 

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Is there any type of music that you hote listening to? 

• Not really. I like anything. However, 
don't usually listen to country. 


Hove you ever done something you told 
yourself you would never do? 

shaved my legs because of a 
dare and it was so weird. 

Do you wash your hoir or body first in 
the shower? 

Hair, because it is the best 
feature there is I guess. I just 
wash it first. 

Are there any mottos or sayings that you 
live by? 

"Life is short so take chances." 

If you could change some- 
9 thing about yourself what 
would it be and why? 

I would want myself 
to be taller. I feel 
like I'm short and a 
lot of guys are taller 
than me. 


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I can tie a knot in a cherry stem, in 20 seconds! 

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Yes, it's a horse, the stuffed version of 
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron! 

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Well... technically. No. 

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I tune all the radios in my house to 
the same station and blare the music, 
then I run through the house singing 
to the music! 

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Rose Hill 


What did you want to be when you grew up? 

A prosecuting attorney and that's what my major is. 

What Ninja Turtle would you be? 
Well I took a Facebook quiz and 
it said I'd be Michelangelo. 

Do you sleep on the left, right, 

or middle of the bed? 

I sleep cockeyed if that makes 


What is your biggest pet peeve? 

When people smack their gum. 
Especially in class. It annoys me 
so much. 

How many licks does it 
take to get to the cen- 
ter of a Tootsie Pop? 


Do you know that 

from experience? 

No, I actually just 
made that up. 

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